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Go Hibiki from UDON comics.
Go Hibiki
Rival(s) Sagat
Alignment Good
First game Street Fighter Alpha: Warriors' Dreams (mention)
Super Gem Fighter Mini Mix (cameo)

Go Hibiki (火引・ゴウ Hibiki Gō?) is a character in the Street Fighter series, and the father of Dan Hibiki.

BiographyEdit

AppearanceEdit

Originally, Go first appeared in the Street Fighter Alpha series during one of Sagat's intro animations; the Muay Thai master is seen holding a man similar to Dan, but sporting a orange gi and wooden sandals.

In Super Gem Fighter Mini Mix, Go remains somewhat similar in appearance to Dan, though he sports a green gi and a halo over his head. He also has more of a tengu-like appearance, with red skin, a wide double chin, and a long nose. Much like Dan, this design is a parody of SNK character Mr. Karate and his trademark tengu mask. Mr. Karate is the father of Ryo Sakazaki, whom Dan is designed to parody.

In the UDON comics, Go's appearance is closer to his Street Fighter Alpha cameo; his facial features are similar to those of Tekken character Heihachi Mishima. His hairstyle is slightly similar to Dan's, but short without a ponytail; his facial structure is slightly based on his Pocket Fighter appearance, with a wide double chin and a slightly longer nose.

PersonalityEdit


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StoryEdit

The details of Go's life are not explained in detail during the games' storyline; what is known is that Go died while trying to defend himself against Sagat, prompting his son, Dan, to seek revenge against the then-Shadaloo agent.

AppearancesEdit

Street Fighter IV seriesEdit

In Street Fighter IV, Dan has a picture of Go hanging on the wall in his dojo, but the face is obscured by a glare of sunlight on the glass.

In Super Street Fighter IV, Go's tengu mask and green gi are worn in Dan's 3rd alternate costume set, albeit with the mask off to the side of his head rather than over his face.

Other AppearancesEdit

Super Gem Fighter Mini MixEdit

Go appears in the game, and is used in several of Dan's Mighty Combos; one has Dan swinging him like a hammer, using his nose as the handle, while another has Go launching a freezing energy beam from his nose. Go even uses Akuma's Shun Goku Satsu, with the kanji of "father" (父) appearing on his back instead.

UDON comicsEdit

Go appears in the Street Fighter Legends comics by UDON, where it is revealed that he was killed defending his dojo from Sagat and his henchmen. A Shadaloo goon was sent to the Hibiki Go Dojo to collect a 10,000 Hong Kong Dollar bribery fee for Shadaloo; the Hibiki Go Dojo was in Shadaloo country, and this required payment. Go Hibiki refused to pay the bribe, and defeated the goon convincingly in a fight.

Sagat came to avenge his defeated comrade, and fought Go; during the fight, Go takes out Sagat's eye, and Sagat subsequently beat him to death.

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SpritesEdit

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TriviaEdit

  • Although the move Go Hibiki used to take Sagat's eye looks remarkably similar to a Dankukyaku, the dojo's name and introduction in the comic indicate the Saikyō style of karate did not yet exist, at the least not as it is currently known.

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